With our cooler mornings and warm evenings it makes my heart so full. Speaking of full, have you seen the moon? Us dogs love to howl at the moon, just as much as you humans like to look at it too! But more importantly, you humans love to view your homes! The fall season has a plethora of missions you can accomplish not only to liven up your yard for the season but to also stay warm!
Topdressing plants is a great way to help them get through the cold weather catching up to our paws! Us dogs love to dig up some fresh soil, but so do your plants. Adding fresh soils, mulch or compost will help keep the roots of your plants protected help them have access to new nutrients! Just like us, soil can age much faster than you humans do so you should freshen it up to keep those plants wagging with life!
Winter Gardening isn’t as hard as you might think! A lot of plants will be hardy enough to dig through the winter months as long as you give them a bone to hang on to! Adding a layer of bark or mulch around your beds and the top layer of soil will help keep some of the heat of the day tapped in like a cozy bed. Remember too, I don’t need to splash around in our flower beds! Use less water in the colder winter months since our plant friends won’t be needing as much to get through! Nose through some books to see if some of your plants can stay dog bone dry for any period of time too. Lavender for example you can almost go 2 or 3 weeks without getting watered depending on our temperatures!
Firepits are an awesome way to keep your paws warm with this chilly weather stalking up on us! Not only will you be able to snuggle up around it, you’ll brighten up your yard and be a major bark piece for all your friends and family. Even us pups love to hang out with you around a warm flame enjoying the outdoors at the same time! Having a stone block firepit is a great accent all year round on top of being the top dog accessory to have to spend time with your favorite pooch or your loved ones too.
You can’t have a firepit without firewood! Using Oak or Almond firewood splits is the perfect choice for a firepit, whether that’s putting your paws up at home or out camping with the pack! Oak and Almond are hardwoods, meaning they burn for longer periods of time than a softer wood would. More barks for your buck means more time that you can enjoy relaxing rather than trying to sniff around in the pit to shuffle those logs around. These woods are also perfect for a wood stove you might have inside the house too. The smell of good firewood burning always makes me want to put up the paws and enjoy the cozy warmth they provide. Grab a bone or a good book and curl up knowing your fire fuel will last!